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deterred, it has brought thousands. and this is a picture of the eiffel tower. and it's picture says it all. >> this is al jazeera. pushing for a state of marijuana. emergency. never thought he could be involved in such an attack.
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saudi led forces launch an offensive to capture yemen's third largest city, ta'izz. and working to save wildlife in one of the most isolated places in the planet. >> hello, i'm rahul pathak. from london. sport later on this hour. >> laws to extend the state of emergency in france for three months are to be presented this week. french president francois hollande made the announcement before a rare address at both houses parliament. pooling efforts to destroy the
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islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> translator: france is at war. the acts committed on friday evenings in paris near the stad de france are acts of war. there have been at least 129 dead and nooum russian injured. that coot constitutes an congren against our country, against its youth, against its lifestyle. daesh, i.s. who is fighting us, france is a country of freedom, of the rights of man. >> bell january police have carried out a raid, for the hunt of those believed to be involved in the raid on paris. over 23 people were arrested and dozens of weapons were seized. earlier people across france and europe held a minute's silence to remember the 129 victims.
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neave barker has more from paris. >> reporter: paris is a changed city. scarred by violence but united in grief. a minute's silence to reflect ton worst attack since the second world war. and then, quietly at first, the french national anthem. at the place de la republic, the many faces of modern france. >> i'm very touched, very upset and i wanted to pay tribute to these people, and yet i think it's important. we just want peace. >> the french government's treating the attacks as an act of war mobilizing all security and intelligence agencies, despite all the extra efforts the government is warning that future attacks could be imminent. it's difficult to make sense of what happened here in paris while the country still still rs
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at risk. >> translator: we have known for months that we're at war, that terrorism will hit france even though we've prevented many attacks. all intelligence services are on later, all preparations are being prepared, still being prepared not only against france but other european countries as well. >> overnight french police staged 168 raids in several major cities across the country. these images show the toulouse raid. 168 people have been placed under house arrest. >> last night across france, with the help of the intelligence services carried out 150 searches in the homes of individuals suspected of various offenses. besides the items seized, these allow us no speed up our interrogation eve of radicalized
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individuals. >> iraqi intelligence reports that this is where the paris attacks are planned. i.s.i.l. has since issued another threat against france and other countries taking part in air strikes. as the country pauses to reflect on friday's attacks the government says now it's taking unprecedented action to safeguard its citizens. neave barker, al jazeera, paris. >> in the last hour, the most significant landmark has been relit. the eiffel tower has been relit in red, white and blue. after dimming its lights as a mark of respect for the dead. the motto of paris as tossed but not sunk.
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projected onto the tower. jacky rowland, do you think of these emergency powers that hollande wants to bring in for the next three months? >> reporter: i think that people here will accept that this is part of the new reality of life in france. on the one hand, people have very much been reaffirming french values, the very values that were under attack in their view on friday night. the values of freedom, equality, fraternity, but at the same time, there is this recognition that the sentiment that no one is safe. and that nothing is safe. as we saw, something as simple as going to a restaurant or going to a football match, ended up death or injury for many people on friday night.
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so for now people accept that there is a new reality, that they are going to an extent have to if not exactly modify their daily life, certainly be more vigilant. i think in the short term at least people are willing to accept these curbs on certain civil liberties. in fact, probably people will be of the view that provided you are a law abiding citizen it is not going to affect you. but it's interesting that some of the measures that president hollande is in fact going to ask parliamentarians to vote on by the end of the week are the kind kinds of the proposals from the republican party of nicholas sarkozy, putting electronic tags on people who are suspected of having been radicalized, and from the far right, marine la pen has been propose border also
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patrols, the shengeningingen at. >> would you notice these powers being in place for more than three months or only if there's another incident or incidents such as we saw on friday? >> reporter: well, president hollande is going to ask for the state of emergency to be extended for three months anyway. i mean we've already to a large extent been on alert ever since the attacks in january against the newspaper charlie hebdo and the kosher supermarket, since then there has been a visible security presence on the streets, armed troops often patrolling places like the eiffel tower and the airport. even more security forces now,
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walk particularly round and round last d place de la republe because it is such a foabl focal poinfocal pointfor people to par respects. visible security measures in place probably for the foreseeable future since i think everyone feels that there is very much a threat still there. to france in particular but also to other western countries. >> jacky, thank you. the sign of the eiffel tower is absolutely quite extraordinary it's been relit. jacky rowland, there in paris. what more do we know about the men behind those terrifying attacks? a french official has identified the suspected mastermind as the bell january be abdelha abdel hd abaaoud. this man, salah abeslam, has a
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warrant out for his arrest, was suspected to rent the vehicles involved in the attack. his brother, ibrahim, was the attacker who blue himself up at the comptrol de voltaire. opened up inside the bataclan concert hall and blee blew themselveblew themselvesup. stad de france his fingerprints match a refugee who passed through greece last month. the brother of salah abeslam crid him adescribed him as a nol person. his brother mohammed said he was
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a normal person and had no problem with the law. >> regarding my brother, we do not know where he is at the moment, whether he will dare surrender to justice. he must know he grew up here, studied here, he is a normal person. can i not tell you more than that. >> the suspect salah abeslam, al jazeera's paul brennan is there and sent us this report. >> the police swooped with overwhelming numbers and strength. they were taking no chances. their focus was number 47, roou de la salam. dog units in support it was a massive show of force. >> translator: i saw the police rushing in. they put the barriers in place.
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i was wondering what was going on. then they pushed everyone away. they asked us not to go outside. >> reporter: this is the face of the most wanted man in europe right now and police believe he is hiding in the mollenbeck district. police use loudspeakers telling the residents to open and screen der. rooftop overlooking the address. it was a false lead. news spread that the ha suspectd not been found. four hours later, police units begin to withdraw, shock and disbelief among mollenbeck's residents. >> the word shock is too soft,
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we are one foot in reality, the other sense we're lost. in the next 48 hours whether we start to understand what is happening here, then i think we will say, wow, we are certainly in shock, we all are. >> reporter: another declined to give his name. >> translator: it's always like this in mollenbeck. the relationship between the police and the residents has always been difficult. for the past 20 years it's been like that, not new, it's true that what's happening now is making things worse. we didn't need the attacks in paris to know we had jihadis in mollenbeck. we knew that. >> the dangers have been well publicized but the complaint is too little last pen done to effectively tackle the problem.
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>> translator: they are able to recruit these young people here because of the fragile cultural and economic situation people live in. but those who recruit them can't just be mollen be beck. molleenbeck. >> paris has changed all that. but will the police response drive a further wedge between the residents and the authorities or will it bring new cooperation? paul brennan, al jazeera, mollenbeck, brussels. >> britain is going to overhaul the aviation security. after what happened in paris. prime minister david cameron says his country has managed to
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twawrt several threats in the last few month. to thwart several threats in the past few months. >> more than double in five years. now efforts to defeat i.s.i.l. topped the agenda at that g-20 summit. it's finished, and in turkey, recep tayyip erdogan has held what he calls the resolute stance in the fight against terror. david cameron has urged russia to intensify air strikes against the armed group. when the conference had all finished, u.s. president barack obama said while the there will be set backs against i.s.i.l. there will be successes too. >> the terrible events in paris were obviously a terrible and sick thing said back. even as we grieve with our french friends however we can't lose sight that there has been progress being made. on the military front our
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coalition is intensifying our air strikes, more than 8,000 to date. we're taking out i.s.i.l. leaders, commanders, their killers, we've seen that when we have an effective partner on the ground i.s.i.l. can and is pushed back. >> for weeks russia has been launching strikes on i.s.i.l. and other opposition groups inside syria. vladimir putin says, fight against i.s.i.l. >> we have established contact with part of the dwrrns opposition which have asked us not to strike territories under their control. we came to this agreement and we followed it. if this armed opposition starts to activity attack terrorist groups naiblg i.s.i.l. we are prepared to provide support. >> bernard smith has been covering that g-20 meeting.
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let's talk specifically about vladimir putin and barack obama. have we seen a change in any way in the approach that these two are taking and the way they may be working together to try to take on i.s.i.l? >> i mean, overall, at the end of the summit i don't think there's any suggestion there's going to be any real change in strategy towards i.s.i.l. certainly pressure has been brought to bear on vladimir putin not just by barack obama but by angela merkel of germany. david cameron. to increase their russian fire power against i.s.i.l. targets rather than just targeting opposition to bashar al-assad. now, russian vladimir putin isn't going to suddenly turn around and turn against bashar al-assad. he has been supporting him since the start of the war as have the iranians. but the hint that if these armed
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opposition groups started fighting against i.s.i.l. were fighting against i.s.i.l. then russia would provide them with air support. so some sort of suggestion there might be a bit more cooperation with the russian is with the americans and other groups fighting i.s.i.l. in syria. but no more than a hint david.. >> we now need some international consensus in the way we are going to take the battle to i.s.i.s. he will take that message to putin when he meets him in the next few days and also when he meets barack obama. >> yes, he will, and i think hollande was represented here of course by lauren fabeuse, and laurent fabeuse has said, there has never been such a clear agreement of the g-20 to
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increase financial pressure on people financing i.s.i.l. to increase the sanctions on that. so there has been an indication certainly that they will try and choke off certainly supply routes for i.s.i.l. as well, try and stop the transit of foreign fighters, increasing efforts to stop the transit of foreign fighters to i.s.i.l. and try and counter the recruitment techniques that i.s.i.l. have used so successfully to get particularly european foreign men to join them in the fight in syria, david. >> thank you, bernard smith in turkey. with security now, the forefront of the minds of world leaders, what can we learn? let's talk to alexander melligrew hitchins joins me now. we saw the brother of one of the suspects being interviewed, he'd been himself interviewed for several hours.
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he said we the family knew nothing about it. when you talk about radicalization, how easy is it for these people involved in this to hide what they're going to do and go undetected, both from their families and from the authorities? >> well, part of the radicalization process is that you separate yourself from your previous life and any other influences that that might entail. usually one of the first stages of that process is you separate yourself from the family and friends. it is common for family to be in the dark of what their child or family member is up to, absolutely. >> a lot of talk has been about the lack of intelligence and foresight on this. we're getting contradictory stuff on there. hollande said decided and planned out in syria, organized in belgium and carried out in france. obama says we had no idea it was going to happen, and holland
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says well we really couldn't see this one coming. so what's the truth here. >> i think one thing we can all be certain of is all the agencies knew something was going to happen like this at some point. the scale, the targets, hard to determine. pool of thousands of people who are sympathetic towards this movement who you could call an extremist but who is not necessarily involved in violence or is going to make that step to violence. what the security services are doing is monitoring that big pool and kind of judge from that pool who is going to jump into the next stage of violence. that is an incredibly actuality judgment to make.with th make. with the resources they have at this time, it is a difficult process. our intenth is t instinct is toe intelligence services. it is harsh, early in this case to say. david cameron said about seven
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plots had been stopped in the last few months in france as well. if we imagine all the plots that could have taken place we would be in a real crisis. it is unfair to say they dropped the ball. >> in terms of staying one step ahead what could the authorities now do? is it simply a matter of saying, we're going to take away your civil liberties, we will look into your communications, we'll look into your private lives much more than we could have done before, or is there a means to track these people? >> as a society, as a state, we need osee how to balance this in terms of civil liberties and security. that's a split debate. as far as gathering intelligence, you know it really will depend on how many more resources the intelligence services are going to want. at the moavment they're going to have more agents to draw on but also more powers to be able to intercept data and access
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messages, these mobile phone message apps that are very hard to access. whether or not we should be doing this in order to deal with what is let's say 3 to 500 deaths in the west at the hands of the people every year. a government is not going to say get used to it, a couple hundred people are going to die every year. that may be something we have to ep or accept one or the other, increase in security powers or a sacrifice of a number of our accident every year. >> alexander, thank you. >> thank you. >> do stay with us if you can. come up on the newshour, we have the story of the two palestinians killed during an israeli army raid to demolish a west bank home. we'll be talking to the victims of the violence in the south africa country burundi, as that country comes under pressure to end the months and months of
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unrest. details on sport later on in this newshour. stay with us if you can. an. the saudi led coalition in yemen is intensifying its air strikes on the southern city of tic ta'. controlled by houthi rebels government forces control other parts of ta'izz. let's get the details from hashem ahelbarra. >> government reenforcements in the city of ta'izz. a major battle is underway to repel a houthi advance. tribesmen also joining the fight to recapture ta'izz, yemen's third largest city. >> translator: we are ready for the fight. we are ready for orders to launch the the final assault.
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>> ahmed is the commander, recapturing the city is crucial for government forces. it's on the main road which links the south to the capital, sanaa. ta'izz remains a divided city. the areas under government control but the houthis backed by the former president, ali abdullah saleh, still hold ground. if ta'izz falls under government control, the troops may move there. southern city of aden forced to relocate in saudi arabia after he was targeted in an i.s.i.l. attack. hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera. >> two palestinians died during an israeli raid near ramallah. man who killed an israeli in june of this year, since october
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86 palestinians and 12 israelis have been killed in the violence. continuing on monday, after those pictures you just saw were taken, troops retaliating with tear gas and rubber bullets. confrontations came after the funeral of the israeli man overnight. hashehoda abdel hamid has been following that story. >> palestinian who is now held in israeli jail who is accused of killing a jewish settler back in june. now according to the statement issued by the israeli military, the forces came under fire as they entered the refugee camp and they responded in the cross fire, three palestinians died. however, people we spoke to at the refugee camp said that only
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two palestinians have actually died and they do deny that there wasfully gun fire going towards israelis. one was a palestinian on a rooftop checking out what's going on. the relations between the israeli military and the youth in the refugee camp has always been tense. this is not the first time the israelis move in to demolish their house, they tried that twice before and didn't really manage to get in. they were met with fierce resistance. now it came on the back of several other demolitions since friday. a couple of houses in nablos and one in silwed. >> coming up, myanmar's government returns to parliament, for the first time since aung san suu kyi party won elections.
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>> the headlines, the french president told both houses of parliament that he wants to extend the state of emergency in france for three months. police carried out raids in france and in belgium searching for suspects on friday's attacks on paris. abdel hamid abaaoud has been identified as the mastermind. the battle for ta'izz best fied. john brennan says the attacks on ta'izz are part of a broader attack. here is what he had to say. >> i certainly wouldn't consider it a one off event. it is clear to me that i.s.i.l. has an external agenda that they are determined to carry out these types of attacks. this is not something that was done in a matter of days. this was something that was
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deliberately and carefully planned over the course of i think several months. so it's not just europe. i think we here in the united states obviously have to be quite vigilant. >> the significance of this rosiland jordan joining us live from washington, d.c. he appears to say, we knew something like this was coming, we think other events will be coming but we don't know where? we don't know when. >> reporter: and that is a problem david, in fact we heard similar comments from the u.s. president barack obama a few hours ago at the end of the g-20 summit in turkey where he indicated that there was a lot of information but in his words the information is also extraordinarily vague. and so it's been very, very challenging to say the least for intelligence services around the world to really pin down what was going to happen where. and so this is why the -- both the president and the director of the cia have been stressing that more needs to be done in
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terms of gathering information and in terms of sharing information. to that end, the director of national intelligence james clapper and the defense secretary ash carter have eased the rules as it were as much as they can to improve information-sharing with their french counterparts. but of course the rub is going to be one, if the information is indeed shared in a timely fashion and two, if the people who are getting that information actually look at it, and do something with it. they can't always act on it. this is at least what intelligence operatives will tell you. >> ros, we've heard from the french authorities that one of the suspects, a man who blew himself up i think at the football stadium had near him a syrian passport. and with all of the refugees migrants coming across europe at the moment it's extremely consensus tiff that this has --s
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has been found. think of the number of states in the u.s. isn't it? >> that's right, in eight states which all happen to have republican governors at the helm they are all saying that they will not allow any of the estimated 10,000 syrians who are cleared for resettlement in the united states to live in their states until security and until screening measures can be better improved by their judgment. of course, even though they have the right to say that they can't -- that they don't want these people to live in their communities, there are questions though about how much their objections are really for political consumption. because there is a certain amount of anxiety here in the u.s. about what happened in paris on friday night. so while there are people who will argue that you can't be too careful, there also has to be reflected that any time that you want to show that you are tough
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on national security there is an opportunity and it could be that these governors are taking advantage of that right now. >> thank you rosiland jordan there in washington, d.c. heavy rain in northern iraq has caused flooding in camps for those who have been displaced by violence in their country. aid agencies say, unless money comes very quickly indeed those will be vulnerable to disease. imran khan reports. >> a few days of rain turns migrant camps into muddy parts. she and her family are freezing in this camp. >> translator: sometimes we sleep in the kitchen. other times in the bathroom.
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we have no place to go because of the rain and the storms. the other day our tent collapsed on the kids. when it rains the power goes off. >> reporter: this camp is typical of many others across northern iraq which are struggling to cope with the winter weather. the u.n. hcr has a cash crisis and cuts back on the money it provides. regional government is struggling to provide basic needs. the biggest challenge for this camp and many others isn't the cold. it's the rain. and as you can see, it can come down very heavily. now for the most vulnerable the children this is a real challenge. if disease takes ahold in this camp it can spread very quickly. the general manager of the camp doesn't have enough funding or infrastructure. >> we are much concerned from rainstorms. we are doing our best to provide
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waterproof covers for these tents. but frankly speaking these tents can't survive strong rainstorms. >> reporter: it's been eight months since thed of the u.n. refugee agency said it was at a timg point. these people continue to face misery every day under the canvas. imran khan, al jazeera, erbil. >> 25 there are more than 2,000 ref rescuers, after rain in jajang province. 12 people officially listed as missing, and one has been found alive so far. heavy rains predicted until window. japan is in recession again, fifth time this has happened in seven years. more pressure on the government and central banks, slowing
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demand overseas in china is thought to be behind the decline. despite being voted out of office, myanmar's government has returned to parliament with another two and a half months left in power. authority to change laws which could possibly make things difficult. the opposition leader aung san suu kyi and her party. this was the first time that su rvetiosuukyi entered parliament. suu kyi is constitutionally barred from office but she will choose someone to lead as her proxy. >> this parliament session is attended by members of parliament that was not elected in the most recent poll but the in the 2010 general election. many of them will have lost their seat in the most recent election but still able to debate issues like the budget or
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pass laws because their terms only expire in january 2016. and it won't be until two months after that, that onew government will be formed, because the current government's term extends at the end of march. the government has promised a smooth and he peaceful transfer of power. the national league for democracy also won the election by a landslide but were not allowed to govern, instead many of their leaders were imprisoned. aung san suu kyi who led her party to victory, has said she wants to meet the president the military chief and the speaker of parliament to discuss the transition of power. she's already met the speaker on sun and will meet again on thursday but no date has yet been set for a meeting with the president and the military chief and it is these discussions that will be crucial for the transition of power in the
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months ahead. >> five people have been killed in burundi, the violence continuing in the nation. where president pierre nkurunziza wanted a third term of power, wants talks to end the violence. katherincatherine soy is in buj. >> from his hideout in bujumbura, this man tells us police arrested and tortured him. he won't give his identity for security reasons. police accused him of participating in the political process that started in april against president pierre nkurunziza's presidential bid. they also told him they wanted him to admit admit he belongs to a rebel group.
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>> they have their target, they seem to know where the weak points are but i don't have guns. >> many people are worried about the systematic murders that have been going on for months now. armed violence people are now being regularly killed and their in streets and trenches. it is unclear who's carrying out the killings. on saturday night gunmen shot and killed a young man on this street. and husband was among nine people murdered by unknown assailants. is. >> must be afraid because until now i don't know who has killed my husband. >> reporter: some of the bodies being found have their hands and legs bound together. burundi's human rights commission says it's had report of retaliatory killings. no one has claimed responsibility but both government and the opposition have accused each other. >> there are a number of people
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who live in some neighborhoods of their captive city mostly. but of course, in some other areas as well, who own guns and who actually actually continue choose them either against the police or against their neighbors. >> in response to all this, police are carrying out a major security crack down. many people have been arrested in neighborhoods regarded as opposition strongholds. >> i don't know where a place who live only people in opposition in this country or place where live only one ethnic group in this country. to me, people are targeted are people who have arms illegally. >> her and her relatives continue to mourn her husband. she says he was not a political man and she just wants to know who killed him and why. catherine soy, al jazeera, bujumbura.
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>> now what you may think is an unlikely relationship between loggers and conservationists is helping to save life in the congo. in a place called the gulagu triangle, john hendren made the difficult journey to this remote region to find out more. >> the lush tropical forest of tropical africa are shrinking. in the past few decades, isolated areas on the planet home to endangered chimpanzees and gorillas. working to save these untouched wood lands and are doing it with an unlikely ally, logging companies themselves.
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>> particularly the countries with a lot of very poor people, a lot of the richest wildlife in the world, are in often the areas with the most marginalized poorest people. we have to find a way to balance their needs with the needs of the wildlife. >> instead of clear cutting the biggest forest, the biggest company is limiting the number of trees it cuts per hectare. that is paying off in northern europe and the u.s. where buyers and even some governments now demand wood from still prospering forests. >> that can be a good business. >> you can sell it as a premium product? >> you can sell it as a premium. >> in the amazon basin, logging has gone on for decades. but here in central africa that only picked up in the turn of the century. sustainable practices companies will be able to log here for decades. the problem is only about 15% of the forest being logged is
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certified as sustainable. some wildlife officials remain skeptical. >> in theory, sustainable use and sustainable development are possible. but only under rare circumstances, where adequate measures and scientific background and monitoring take place. there are very few places where it's carried out well. but in theory, it's possible. >> but there's new reason to believe that at least here in the congo it's working. the nonprofit forestry stewardship council certifies logging operations as sustainable if they can show the forest can sustain the trees wildlife and the local people. >> we still have wildlife, where there is a certified companies close to a national park so yes, it's working. >> the forestry stewardship council predicts that as customers increasingly demand wood from forests that keep growing the number of logging operations they can call sustainable will grow, too. john hendren, al jazeera,
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republic of the congo. >> 3,000 meters into the sky from a volcano. in the southwestern state of kolema, since early july. and that's meant the number of supreme been evacuated in the surrounding areas in the course of the last few months. still ahead this newshour, andy murray starts his world campaign tour with a win. we've got rahul in a minute, stay with us if you can. >> fez jamal, from one of the towers high above. ve.
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>> we made you wait a couple of minutes but it will be worth it won't it rahul? >> certainly hope so david. first match since the paris attacks, ahead of the game captain hugo laurice admitnot everybody on the squad wanted to play on tuesday. on the pitch on friday night when a suicide bomber struck outside their national stadium. one of the players lost a cousin in the attacks cxg while another's sister escaped unscathed from the bataclan. press conference the captain said the whole squad had been
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touched by the messages of support that they had received. >> i think only part we can have is to play football, try to escape, people during one hour sitting during the game and of course, there will be a lot of emotion from us, from players. but as i said, we're in london, we are in england and we know that english people are very respectful and just there will be obviously a great moment of solidarity. >> i really can't imagine how this game is going to go and what sort of football is going to be played. quite serious, i've never been in this situation before, i've never played a game four days after tragedy of this immense proportion but the game is to go ahead. and we will prepare and try to play the best game we can play.
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but i can't deny there are other issues here which are greater than the game of football. >> now another country will book their place at next year's european championships in france, republic of ireland hosts boz nah hercegovina. bosnia hercegovina. >> in their last encounter china was held to a nil nil draw. chinese rules hong kong following months of protests calling for greater political reform. adrian brown reports from beijing. >> not for the first time choiben ichinais nervous about g kong is part of china but retains its own football team.
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there is pressure on both sides, but china stands a real chance of world cup elimination if it hosts hong kong on tuesday. >> you need to win the next four games if you want to qualify for next round. so now, a target, the same, so you need to win. >> few will be watching this game as closely as china's commander in chief and president, xi jinping, an vowed football fan. the set back against hong kong in the first leg came on the day china was showcasing its military strength. but it's on the football pitch where china's power has been less impressive. it's only ever request qualified for one world cup. >> this match coming up is particularly interesting because of the historical context but also because it's perhaps the first big test of president xi's
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new football reform plans. >> china's recruited some iconic figures, as xi's stated goal to make it a football presence. encounters between china and hong kong have ended peacefully, but 30 years ago chinese fans rioted after their loss to hong kong in another world cup qualifier. >> if it happens this time, there will be the same outpouring of anger and distress about the state of chinese football. >> reporter: few matches between the two have been as keenly anticipated as this one. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. >> tennis andy murray, had been some doubt as to whether he would play in this event, great britain davis cub final.
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he beat the spaniard straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. the other match against ralph nalraphaelnadal and hits oppones shortly. world record holder claims she has never used performance-enhancing drugs and would take anyone to court who directly accuses her of doping. >> translator: i think that this situation should be investigated individually. each specific case of every single athlete who doped and was disqualified. please be responsible for your action he but what do we have to do with this? why should we be responsible for their actions their dark deeds?
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>> the head of the pakistan cricket board has rejected india's offer to host the game, the indian cricket board said they won't allow them to play pakistan in the emirates. on monday the pcb president refused to back down, citing the 2014 indian premier league which saw up to 20 games played in dubai. have played against each other since 2007 although they did play an odi series in 2013. graeme mcdowell, ruffle knox had a chance, but a bogey on the final hole, final round had been postponed until monday
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and mcdowell's approach proved to be the difference. northern irishman for the birdie, the 2010 u.s. open champion had fallen to 85 in the world rankings after just one top 10 finish this year. that's the sport for now. back to you david in london. >> thank you very much, rahul. we are going up to the dizzying heights of one of the world's most famous tourist attractions. you probably haven't seen this before. balloons have made a bird's eye view of the taj mahal. we sent fez jamal to get this report. >> the first ever taj balloon festival. while the colorful balloons are
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readied, their pilots are looking forward to a great trip. >> the taj mahal on one side, i'm going to live with that for the rest of my life. >> once in the air and through the pollution and haze of agra, we can see what he means. the view is worth it. this event combines the wonder of the world with holt air ballooning. the view from here is what you would expect, fantastic. which begs the question, does the home of one of the wonders of the world really need a tourism boost? being this high up is nothing new of the pilot who has flown a balloon around mt. everest. >> it displays the whole heart and soul of india in one glimpse without doing any damage to it. if we're putting you know a million people through that incredible building on an annual basis you just got to look after
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it so well. >> it's definitely a different site. even for those who have seen the taj mahal before. locals who are used to seeing one of the most famous buildings in the world, get a thrill from watching it from a balloon. >> we don't get to see something like this, this is why the whole village is excited and came out. >> those who couldn't make the flight or are not brave enough, still get the chance for a short flight. since most people only stay for a day or two, india's most famous tourist attraction, fez jamal, al jazeera, india. >> a landmark known for the worst of times at the memos moment. for me and the team, good-bye.
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>> france's presidential extends emergency measures, as links to the paris attacks. carrying out raids across france and belgium linked to the paris attacks.hello there i'm julie mcdonald, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up: two palestinians are killed during an israeli army raid


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